University to link with world leading cancer treatment centre

University to link with world leading cancer treatment centre

Diagnostic radiography students at the University of Cumbria are to benefit from outstanding clinical placements at a world leading cancer treatment centre. The university has signed an agreement with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester to host placements from September 2018 giving students access to one of the world’s pioneering centres.


Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018

Tagged Radiography, Science

Forty-two species of bird spotted, and fifty worms charmed during Brampton Road BioBlitz!

Forty-two species of bird spotted, and fifty worms charmed during Brampton Road BioBlitz!

The keenly anticipated findings of the Brampton Road BioBlitz have finally been revealed! Despite some of the late-evening activities being rained off, an impressive number and range of species were identified throughout the day.


Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tagged Media Arts, Science, Wildlife Media

Story-telling lecturer Tracy wins creativity research award

Story-telling lecturer Tracy wins creativity research award

A university lecturer has won an award for her unusual research approach at the BERA Conference 2018 at Northumbria University. Tracy uses story-telling techniques to share research findings in an engaging and easy way to understand.


Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tagged Children and Families, Community Work, Conservation, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Outdoor Studies, Research, Science

Super cool science shows aim to spark STEM imagination in Cumbria

Super cool science shows aim to spark STEM imagination in Cumbria

Feeling a cloud, making instant ice cream and blowing up a balloon may not be part of your typical school day but thousands of pupils in Cumbria are being given the chance to do just that at a series of super science shows. The events are a collaboration between the React Foundation, Robin Rigg windfarm and University of Cumbria which is poised to bring more science experience to secondary schools later this year.


Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tagged Science

Reintroducing endangered dragonfly to south Cumbria

Reintroducing endangered dragonfly to south Cumbria

In light of the WWF’s startling claim that over 60% of the world’s animal populations have been lost in little over four decades due to man-made factors, experts from the University of Cumbria are lending their genetic expertise to re-introduce an endangered dragonfly to a wildlife reserve in south Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Tagged Research, Science, Zoology

National science spectacular hitting the road

National science spectacular hitting the road

London’s internationally acclaimed Science Museum is set to blow minds across six Cumbrian schools next week in a temperature plummeting extravaganza.


Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tagged Community Work, Education, Research, Science

University training trailblazing Rolls-Royce project managers

University training trailblazing Rolls-Royce project managers

One of the world’s leading industrial technology companies is working with Cumbria’s university to train project managers of the future. The University of Cumbria has signed an agreement to provide level 6 project manager degree apprenticeships to Rolls-Royce apprentices. The degree apprenticeship was developed by a national trailblazer group involving both organisations and other major employers along with training providers from a variety of industries.


Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018

Tagged Business, Research, Science

‘Next generation’ student environmentalist selected for prestigious lecture

‘Next generation’ student environmentalist selected for prestigious lecture

A University of Cumbria student touted as ‘the next generation of speakers’ has been selected to give a microlecture on adventure and discovery at the Royal Geographic Society (RGS). Originally from Norfolk, Taylor Butler-Eldridge, 25, will share his experience of working with Surfer’s Against Sewage inspiring school children in Cornwall and educating them about the impact of plastic pollution on marine ecology.


Posted on Monday, March 4, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Community Work, Conservation, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Outdoor Studies, Science, Student Life

Marine biologist dives into new science role

Marine biologist dives into new science role

A marine biologist has secured her dream job in which she hopes to excite Cumbrian school children about science. Caroline Sharples, 31, is taking up a new position as academic lead for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) outreach at the University of Cumbria. Her job will show young people how exciting these subjects are and how they permeate every aspect of our lives. The role forms part of the university’s commitment to create more opportunities for young people to parti


Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tagged Research, Science

Royal Patron attends Lake District summit

Royal Patron attends Lake District summit

The Foundation for Common Land is delighted that their Patron HRH The Prince of Wales has attended a Summit to encourage cooperation between the cultural farmed landscape and nature conservation in the Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The workshop, held at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, brought together leading figures from 20 organisations including the National Trust, RSPB, National Farmers' Union, Woodland Trust, Prince's Countryside Fund, and Natural England.


Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Research, Science

Free event sees Lake District campus open its doors to the public

Free event sees Lake District campus open its doors to the public

From learning aboriginal techniques of starting fires and having your garden soil samples tested to taking better photos on a smartphone or scaling a bouldering wall, the University of Cumbria’s first Ambleside Showcase is set to provide a day of free fun for families and visitors alike. The Ambleside campus is throwing open its facilities on Saturday, 27 April.


Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Paramedic, Research, Science

Great Northern Adventure Race kick starts celebrations for final-year students

Great Northern Adventure Race kick starts celebrations for final-year students

Third-year students at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus have been celebrating the end of their courses by taking part in a unique Lake District challenge. They joined others from across all year groups at the campus to compete in pairs in the Great Northern Adventure Race. A course weaving its way through iconic landscapes saw students face a host of imposing obstacles – from traversing waterfalls on slack lines to ‘duck diving’ into caves.


Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation, Education, Forestry, Geography, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Paramedic, Science

National Lottery helps save Cumbrian wildlife

National Lottery helps save Cumbrian wildlife

Nearly £2million in National Lottery Heritage Fund grants have been awarded to the University of Cumbria and Cumbria Local Nature Partnership. The university's four-year BOOM project in south Cumbria aims to reintroduce 10 threatened native flora and fauna to Morecambe Bay and is one of two flagship schemes receiving support and aiming to save and protect species on a scale never seen before.


Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation, Geography, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Regional first for geography teaching

Regional first for geography teaching

Geographers from across the northwest are being called to represent the area in a launch event for an internationally renowned institution for teachers. Cumbria and North Lancashire are about to join over 40 branches of the Geographical Association at a critical time for the subject and profession. Spearheading the move for representation is University of Cumbria’s Simon Carr, Geography lead at the Ambleside campus.


Posted on Friday, June 14, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Education, Forestry, Geography, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Science

Lessons from Japan as UK upland farmers face crisis

Lessons from Japan as UK upland farmers face crisis

One of the country’s leading uplands farming experts has warned a ‘no deal’ Brexit could push significant numbers of hill farmers out of business. Recently appointed a professor and currently director of University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, Lois Mansfield’s stark predictions come as she prepares to embark on a major factfinding visit to Japan. Prof Mansfield leaves this week on a prestigious Churchill Fellowship


Posted on Monday, June 24, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Research, Science

Cumbrian historian takes match-fixing research to global event in Australia

Cumbrian historian takes match-fixing research to global event in Australia

Research into the impact of match-fixing in sport through the ages has been presented at the World Congress of Science and Football by an academic from the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, June 28, 2019

Tagged Research, Science, Sport

Conservation award named after courageous graduate

Conservation award named after courageous graduate

Probing Britain’s rarest freshwater fish has seen one of University of Cumbria’s first marine and freshwater conservation students awarded a prestigious memorial prize. Sam Poultney, from Staffordshire, said it was a privilege to receive the award named after Sarah McClay, the UoC graduate who died after being attacked by a tiger at the South Cumbrian zoo where she worked.


Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Conservation, Science

Global focus for Lakes’ survival trailblazer

Global focus for Lakes’ survival trailblazer

A Lake District-based bushcraft expert has spoken to leading international figures and specialists in military survival at a global gathering in Canada. A lecturer in outdoor studies at University of Cumbria (UoC), Dr Lisa Fenton told around 300 delegates from across America, Canada, the UK, Sweden, Norway and Holland about a ‘transformative’ process linking people back to the natural world.


Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation, Geography, Outdoor Studies, Research, Science

STEM in schools receives boost from global LEGO competition

STEM in schools receives boost from global LEGO competition

Increasing numbers of schoolchildren are taking part in an international STEM competition based on the popularity of LEGO thanks to a collaboration between University of Cumbria, C-STEM and the west Cumbrian-based REACT Foundation.


Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Science

Interactive panel tackles big landscape questions

Interactive panel tackles big landscape questions

World-famous mountaineer Simon Yates is leading an online interactive panel to explore big questions about some of the country’s best and most loved landscapes. A team of experts will be at the ready to answer crucial queries about our national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty in an evening designed to get to the heart of a raft of issues.


Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Research, Science, Social Science, Tourism and Visitor Economy, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Return of beavers to Cumbria after 400-year absence welcomed by academics

Return of beavers to Cumbria after 400-year absence welcomed by academics

Environment and conservation specialists at University of Cumbria have welcomed the reintroduction of beavers to the county after a 400-year absence and hope the Cumbria Beaver Group project leads to new research opportunities for students.


Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Geography, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science

A millennium of common land heritage in the balance

A millennium of common land heritage in the balance

Unless post Brexit policy protects ancient common land dating back to the Magna Carta the system in Cumbria could fail within eight years with significant impact on the Lake District. The stark warning will be shared at a public lecture this month by one of the country’s most influential uplands and common land specialists, Dr Julia Aglionby.


Posted on Monday, January 13, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Research, Science

Science Museum spectacular hits the road

Science Museum spectacular hits the road

London’s internationally acclaimed Science Museum is taking pupils from nine Cumbrian schools on a journey this month that they will never forget. Members of the museum’s outreach team are demonstrating the wonders of the human body in a roadshow touring secondary schools across the county thanks to University of Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Science

Global LEGO competition helps build bright future for Cumbrian students

Global LEGO competition helps build bright future for Cumbrian students

Final-year University of Cumbria student Teri Hardy has picked up a special award in recognition of the impact she has made on a growing global science and technology competition for children. Royal Navy veteran Teri, 31, received her own trophy during the inaugural Carlisle regional final of the FIRST LEGO League challenge held at the university’s Fusehill Street campus. 100 pupils from 10 schools took part.


Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Science

Cumbria leads international effort to support radiographers during coronavirus pandemic

Cumbria leads international effort to support radiographers during coronavirus pandemic

University of Cumbria academic Ken Holmes and Professor Peter Hogg are co-ordinating an international response to help radiographers caring for patients with Covid-19. They have created a new e-learning package for radiographers and radiological technologists with contributions from over 40 experts across the world. It is developed in a partnership between the European Federation of Radiography Societies (EFRS) and International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT).


Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Radiography, Science

Prison plays key role in rare tree revival

Prison plays key role in rare tree revival

Cumbria's only prison has become host to a special tree nursery where inmates approaching the end of their sentences are helping an ambitious project to restore endangered fauna and flora. HMP Haverigg is playing a key role in the University of Cumbria-led Back on our Map (BOOM) mission to encourage communities to get involved in a far-reaching four-year reintroduction programme for 10 threatened species.


Posted on Monday, May 4, 2020

Tagged Conservation, Forestry, Geography, National School of Forestry, Research, Science

Technology and motorbikes for virus protection in race to save monkeys

Technology and motorbikes for virus protection in race to save monkeys

In the race to save one of Africa’s rarest primates, University of Cumbria has turned to technology - and motorbikes - as Gambian ranger teams defend themselves against Covid-19. With numbers down to as few as 2,500 globally, critically endangered Temminck’s Red Colobus (TRC) monkeys have become the focus of an ambitious three-year project, spearheaded by university researcher and vet, Dr Mic Mayhew.


Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Cumbria's key role in £10.5m programme exploring how trees can help UK reach ‘net zero’

Cumbria's key role in £10.5m programme exploring how trees can help UK reach ‘net zero’

Scientists from the University of Cumbria are part of a new £10.5 million UK programme that will explore how trees can help the UK reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions.


Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Zoology

Clearing 2020 goes virtual at University of Cumbria

Clearing 2020 goes virtual at University of Cumbria

Future students should look no further as the annual process of Clearing to secure a place at university this autumn begins next week. University of Cumbria has a dedicated team on hand from 9am on Monday (6 July) to help anyone who is interested in starting university this year. A new downloadable guide with everything you need to know about Clearing has also been produced, including details of Clearing Plus – a new system helping to match applicants with universities.


Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Tagged Accommodation, Alumni, Ambleside, Applications, Carlisle, Clearing, Education, Finance, Lancaster, Law, London, Policing, Science, Undergraduate

Global gathering signals race against time

Global gathering signals race against time

World leaders gathering for COP26 should be a catalyst for action, boosting ambitious goals to make Cumbria carbon neutral 13-years ahead of government targets. So says University of Cumbria’s Mike Siddall, a key adviser in the county’s drive for business sustainability and CO2 reduction,


Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Lakes centre in major COP26 initiative

Lakes centre in major COP26 initiative

A University of Cumbria-led organisation has joined guardians of some of the biggest tracts of protected landscapes on earth in signing a pivotal COP26 statement calling for world leaders to support them.


Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Community Work, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Science

Cumbrian role in key national farm and countryside study

Cumbrian role in key national farm and countryside study

A national charitable body formed to bring fresh thinking on food production, farming and rural community support is set to make important steps forward in Cumbria. The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission’s work in the county is being hosted by University of Cumbria and one of its PhD students will play a key role as the Cumbria inquiry’s coordinator in a far-reaching programme to put some of the 15 recommendations in place.


Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Employability, Forestry, Geography, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science

Countryside celebrity in natural beauty spotlight

Countryside celebrity in natural beauty spotlight

TV presenter Kate Humble is to lead a stellar line-up of speakers for a Lakes-based COP26 event on December 1 that will explore natural beauty in some of the country's most popular and fragile places. It will be hosted by the university's Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas and the People Land Art Culture Ecology (PLACE) Collective.


Posted on Monday, November 22, 2021

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Prison in Queen’s major tree mission

Prison in Queen’s major tree mission

Men at HMP Haverigg, Cumbria's only prison, are at forefront of The Queen’s Green Canopy tree-planting mission. They are working with the University of Cumbria's Back on our Map lottery-funded BOOM project on helping to reintroduce threatened native species to areas around Morecambe Bay and south Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, December 13, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Research, Science, Zoology

TV nature star backs species fightback mission

TV nature star backs species fightback mission

A £2-million University of Cumbria project to reintroduce 10 threatened flora and fauna species across the lowlands of South Cumbria has been hailed a countrywide catalyst by a leading television nature presenter. BBC Spring and Autumnwatch personality, Gillian Burke, says the National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Back on our Map (BOOM) mission will make it easy for people to get behind compelling fightback plans to save three native animals and seven plants.


Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Conservation, Geography, Research, Science

University research records new love of nature during coronavirus lockdown

University research records new love of nature during coronavirus lockdown

Nature has become more important to people since the start of the coronavirus lockdown and protecting it a higher priority, new University of Cumbria research has found. A total of 704 adults from across England, Scotland and Wales have taken part in 'Connection with nature in the UK during the COVID-19 lockdown', a study led by Tania Lemmey and carried out in association with the university’s research-led Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.


Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, National School of Forestry, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

All Lakes’ farmers to be reached in publication first

All Lakes’ farmers to be reached in publication first

Every farmer in the Lake District is set to receive the first publication of its kind setting out why famed cultural landscapes matter in the crusade for nature recovery and climate action. 'What Did Farming Ever Do for Us?', authored by University of Cumbria's Professor of Upland Landscapes Lois Mansfield, will be distributed across the national park’s 1,246-strong agricultural community as it transitions from EU grants for food production to funding for public benefit.


Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science

Prestigious award for dormouse return

Prestigious award for dormouse return

A flagship mission to reintroduce Britain's only native dormice into woodlands straddling the Cumbrian and Lancashire border has been recognised in a special award for an outstanding contribution. Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has hailed work by the Back on our Map (BOOM) project, made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and backed by University of Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, January 31, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Conservation, Geography, Postgraduate, Research, Science

Awards and recognition for university staff, students and international research

Awards and recognition for university staff, students and international research

Internationally renowned research projects focusing on polar bear interactions with humans and innovative rewilding in the Scottish Highlands are among University of Cumbria staff and student award successes celebrated this month. Student nurses and researchers to professors of environment and fine art at the University of Cumbria are celebrating recognition in a number of national and international awards.


Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Tagged Ambleside, Art and Design, Carlisle, Employability, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, Lancaster, Midwifery, Nursing, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Undergraduate

‘Northern stronghold’ for rare hazel dormice created in Lancashire

‘Northern stronghold’ for rare hazel dormice created in Lancashire

A ‘northern stronghold’ of rare hazel dormice is being created in Lancashire thanks to a partnership of nature and conservation organisations, including the University of Cumbria Back on our Map (BOOM) lottery-funded project.


Posted on Friday, June 24, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Geography, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology